A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (fastening)
a. clasp
El broche del abrigo estaba roto y no podía cerrarlo bien.The clasp of the coat was broken, so I couldn't close it properly.
b. fastener
La chaqueta viene con un broche de mala calidad.The jacket comes with a cheap fastener.
2. (jewelry)
a. brooch
Mi abuela tenía un broche de oro que había heredado de su madre.My grandmother had a golden brooch which she had inherited from her mother.
3. (hair accessory)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Uruguay
a. barrette
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me parece muy cómodo recogerme el pelo con broches.I find it very comfortable to put my hair up with barrettes.
b. hairslide (United Kingdom)
La novia decidió llevar un broche reluciente.The bride chose to wear a sparkling hairslide.
4. (device for hanging clothes)
Regionalism used in Argentina
a. clothespin
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los broches con los que tiendo la ropa son de madera.The clothespins I hang clothes with are made of wood.
b. clothes peg (United Kingdom)
Junto al tendedero tengo una caja con un montón de broches de colores.Next to the clothesline I have a box with a lot of colourful clothes pegs.
5. (office supplies) (River Plate)
a. staple
Pablo sacó el broche de los documentos para incluir dos hojas más.Pablo took the staple out of the documents so he could add two more papers.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (en collar, pulsera)
a. clasp, fastener
2. (joya)
a. brooch
3. (fig)
broche de orofinal flourish
4. (grapa) (River Plate)
a. staple
5. (para el pelo)
a. slide (United Kingdom)
b. barrette
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
6. (para la ropa)
Regionalism used in Argentina
a. peg
b. clothes pin
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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1 (Cos) clasp; fastener
2 (joya) brooch
el broche final
el broche de oro
the finishing touch
3 (Latinoamérica) (para papel) paperclip; (S. Cone) (para ropa) clothes peg; clothespin; (EEUU)
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